Lin inspired by Tebow

Jeremy Lin is deeply religious. He has said in the past that he'd like to become a minister after he's done playing. He openly praises God in interviews.

So perhaps it's not very surprising that the New York Knicks point guard said he's been inspired by Broncos QB Tim Tebow, who is also deeply religious and is not shy about public displays of faith.

"I've drawn actually a lot of inspiration just because he’s such a polarizing figure but I think the things he says in interviews, his approach to the game is just unbelievable and I respect him so much," Lin said in a radio interview with 95.7 The Game in San Francisco on Thursday. "I actually want to be able to do some of the things that he does in terms of the amount of charity work and the non-profit work, and the way he impacts people off the field. I think that is what is most inspiring to me about him.”

Lin has a foundation in his own name that is dedicated to serving under privileged members of the community. It's aim is to provide "financial, educational and spiritual assistance and to make a lasting difference in the lives of others."